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Christmas Puppy Chow

Christmas Puppy Chow: a delicious blend of the classic puppy chow recipe, with bits of festive chocolate, and peppermint coated pretzels. A fun treat to serve at all your holiday parties. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas Puppy Chow
Servings 20
Author Katie


  • 9 cups Chex Mix, I like to use the Corn Chex
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, I prefer semi-sweet
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 cups pretzels or your desired amount
  • candy canes, crushed
  • white chocolate bark to drizzle
  • Christmas or regular M&M's


  • Pour your Chex Mix cereal into a large mixing bowl, set aside. 
  • Place your chocolate chips and peanut butter in a small bowl and melt in the microwave at 30 second increments.  You can add a touch of canola oil if needed to help smooth the mixture. 
  • Add vanilla extract to melted chocolate sauce
  • Pour chocolate sauce over cereal and mix until all cereal is covered.
  • Place cereal in a large gallon size bag with powdered sugar and shake until all the cereal is covered. 
  • Place on a silpat or parchment covered baking sheet and allow to cool
  • Place a single layer of pretzels on a baking sheet.
  • Melt white chocolate according to package. Drizzle over pretzels and sprinkle with crushed candy canes. Toss together with festive M&M's